In 2015, the words “servant” and “slave” have very negative connotations, and we typically don’t use them very much.
Instead, we use words like “employee” because they make us feel so much better.
But is there really that much of a difference?
This is how Google defines “servant”… “a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant.” This is how Google defines “slave”… “a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.” This is how Google defines “employee”… “a person employed for wages or salary, especially at nonexecutive level.” Yes, most of us might not be “legal property” of someone else in a very narrow sense, but in a broader sense we all have to answer to someone.
We all have someone that we must obey.
And we all have obligations that we must meet or else face the consequences.
How free really are you!? Are you spending much time doing what you love?